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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Sheffield United

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have won four successive games in the Championship

Cameron Carter-Vickers scored the only goal of the game on his Sheffield United debut to help the Blades beat winless Bolton in the Championship.

Carter-Vickers fired into the roof of the net after his first effort from a corner was blocked by a defender.

Daniel Lafferty almost doubled the lead after the break, but his header was cleared off the line by David Wheater.

Bolton improved late on, but Jem Karacan's weak shot was the closest they came to an equaliser.

Sheffield United have now won four successive games and are third in the Championship table.

Bolton have found the step up from League One far more challenging than the Blades, bottom of the table with just two points from their first seven games.

The Trotters managed two shots on target as Sheffield United kept their second clean sheet in 39 league visits to their opponents.

The Blades only mustered one more shot on target, but they were rewarded for Carter-Vickers' persistence on his first appearance since signing on loan from Tottenham.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"We couldn't have given much more. We gave absolutely everything. The energy levels were great and there were some of the best individual performances we have had this season.

"I feel for the boys, I feel for myself and the supporters because we have lost another game.

"Maybe somewhere around the corner something is going to fall to us, someone is going to block to one of us and we are going to smash it into the back of the net."

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder:

"We are delighted with the result. It was a hard-fought game and the result could have gone either way, if I am honest.

"Bolton's start hasn't been great but the similarity from last year - us knowing a little bit about them and them knowing a little bit about us - brought the teams closer together in terms of performances.

"This, in my opinion, is our best result, not the best performance, from our season so far."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 32Burke
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 15RobinsonSubstituted forWilbrahamat 76'minutes
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forMoraisat 30'minutesBooked at 41mins
  • 16CullenBooked at 52mins
  • 8Karacan
  • 14MadineBooked at 88mins
  • 20ArmstrongSubstituted forLe Fondreat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dervite
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 21Pratley
  • 22Morais
  • 33Howard

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Carter-Vickers
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 2BaldockSubstituted forBashamat 87'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 21DuffySubstituted forLundstramat 64'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 24LaffertyBooked at 82mins
  • 9Clarke
  • 10SharpSubstituted forBrooksat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stevens
  • 6Basham
  • 7Lundstram
  • 18Freeman
  • 31Eastwood
  • 32Evans
  • 36Brooks
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
14,346

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Post update

    John Lundstram (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by John Fleck with a through ball.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Lundstram (Sheffield United).

  5. Post update

    Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass.

  7. Booking

    Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Basham replaces George Baldock.

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (Sheffield United).

  12. Post update

    Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Clarke.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United).

  17. Post update

    Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Beevers.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross following a set piece situation.

  20. Booking

    Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Norwich7223712-58
14Fulham61415417
15Hull6213121207
16Barnsley62138807
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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